Sneak Peek: Rebellion’s “Funny Pages” for Free Comic Book Day

Rebellion is putting the funny back in funny pages this Free Comic Book Day – and has released a free preview!

The Treasury of British Comics Presents Funny Pages FCBD 2019

The Treasury of British Comics and Rebellion Publishing proudly present Funny Pages, a 32-page US-format comic, which will be available only from participating comic book stores on Free Comic Book Day 4th May 2019.

Free Comic Book Day takes place on the first Saturday of May and is an international event to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores.

This folio of frivolous foolishness contains a trove of classic cartoon characters, featuring classic strips from Rebellion’s huge archive, which now includes comics dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century, although the strips in Funny Pages are more recent.

FCBD 2019 - Funny Pages Sample Page

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Infant delinquent Sweeney Toddler commits crimes from the crib! Just when you thought it was safe to parody Steven Spielberg shark films – along comes the terror from the depths, GUMS!

Martha’s Monster Make-Up” and “Faceache” strips are both a scream, while the egg-straordinary adventures of super-zeroes Birdman and Chicken are sure to get you clucking;

You can also count on Deadly Hedley The Vampire Detective to be up to your neck in laughs when he joins a stake-out at a monster Christmas Party!

Not just that! But a loopy lagoon of laughs including Kid Kong, Grimly Feendish, Prambo, X-Ray Specs, Ivor Lott and Tony Broke and Glugg!

Funny Pages features the artwork of comics legends Ken Reid, Leo Baxendale, Robert Nixon, Reg Parlett, Trevor Metfalfe, Steve Bright, Mike Lacey, Martin Baxendale, Sid Burgeon and Gordon Hogg.

• Don’t be a lazy bones – hit your Local comic shop for Free Comic Book Day 2019 and find your funny bone!

Don’t miss out on the all-new Cor!! & Buster Special, either – on sale 17th April – read our news story!

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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